Self-audit on Bible reading

Throughout my ministry experience, I have learned that most Christians are not good at doing ‘self-audit’ when facing problems and challenges.

In business and in the corporate world, many companies like to audit their own processes and their strategies to check the health statuses of their decisions. Those companies audit the HR regulations, their finances, their deal contracts, their liabilities and assets,ect…They do self-audits because they want to check for any possible weakness within their system. Once the weakness is found, they work at correcting it.

Also, in our own lives, when we face problems and challenges, it matters that we also run a few ‘self-checks’ or ‘self-audits’. Yes, it is true that some problems can originate from external sources. However, even if those problems have external sources, we still have a level of responsibility when it comes to accepting or tolerating those external problems.

The Bible is filled with promises and constructive principles for the children of God and yet, we still have many Christians living exactly like unbelievers and pagans.

Very often,I hear Christians complaining about several issues in their personal lives. And when they complain, they want to portray themselves as blameless and victims so that sympathy towards them may increase. There is a point in life where it will be necessary to do self-audit in order to check the personal areas where you can make improvement.

How about a self-audit on Bible reading. How many times do you read your Bible?

Some people often complain and say:‘Everything I do always fails, God is never with me!’

Ok..I have heard that line quite a lot. If you have ministered for a long time (e.g: +10 years) , you would have heard that line quite a lot.

Ok, let us assume that the Christian complainer fails in everything. There is a remedy in the Scripture which can soothe this dilemma. The remedy is found in Joshua 1:7-8:

“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

Notice that God told Joshua to meditate on the book Day and Night. Therefore, we should expect that Joshua would meditate on the word of God at least twice a day (at minimum). Statistics claim that only 50% of Christians read their Bible once a week. The remainder of Christians read their Bible once a month.

So many Christians who go to Church don’t read the Bible. During the service, they wait for the preacher to read for them. This is the reason why I encourage my fellow ministers to induce their audience into reading the Scriptures.

I know that many people claim that they don’t have the time to read the Bible twice a day… However, many studies have found that on average, a person spends 2 hours a day on social media. Other studies claim that some people even spend up to 50 hours a week on social media for non-work related activities. A person who spends that much time on social media, for non-work related activities, has enough time to read the Bible twice a day.

Since it is clear that 50% of Christians read the Bible only once a week, it means that the church has not reached its full superpower capacity.

Here is a question: “What would happen to your life, if you meditated Bible passages twice or more times on a daily basis? What if you could become extraordinary?”

Are you curious to find out?

I think that should be enough of an argument to encourage Bible reading.